Geometric Interfaces

With direct interfaces to all major computer-aided design (CAD) systems, support of additional readers and translators, and an integrated geometry modeler exclusively focused on analysis, ANSYS offers the most comprehensive geometry-handling solutions for engineering simulation in an integrated environment.

ANSYS solutions include best-in-class CAD integration technology in an industry-leading, CAD-neutral CAE integration environment. This provides direct, associative, bidirectional interfaces with all major CAD systems.

Geometry connections - interfaces/connections include:

  • Geometry interface for Parasolid
  • Geometry interface for SAT
  • Geometry interface for Solidworks
  • Geometry interface for CATIA V5 - Unidirectional reader
  • Geometry interface for SolidEdge
  • Geometry interface for One Space Designer
  • Geometry interface for Inventor/MDT
  • Geometry interface for NX
  • Geometry interface for Pro/ENGINEER
  • Direct CAD interface for SDRC I-DEAS (import into ANSYS ICEM CFD advanced meshing only)

State-of-the-art ANSYS CAD integration solutions include options for smart and selective updates of CAD parts. ANSYS CAD interfaces also include a named selection manager. This feature can be used to create custom attributes within CAD systems that can be directly used in ANSYS applications for modeling, meshing and analysis.

Existing, native CAD geometry can be used directly, without translation to IGES or other intermediate geometry formats. ANSYS has offered native, bidirectional integration with the most popular CAD systems for more than 12 years.